Broccoli Tempura

Lightly frying fresh broccoli in panko flakes gives this vegetable a light, crispy texture, perfect for dipping in your favorite sauce. Slideshow:  Tasty Broccoli Dishes 

Broccoli Tempura
Photo: © Todd Porter & Diane Cu
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 1 1/4 pounds broccoli crowns, stems peeled and heads halved

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups cold water

  • 2 cups panko flakes

  • Oil for frying

  • Tempura or soy sauce, for dipping


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour and water until smooth. Set aside Place the panko in a bowl and set aside.

  2. In a large saucepan heat 2 inches of oil to 350° over medium-high heat.

  3. Dip the broccoli in the flour/water mixture. Shake off excess batter. Roll the coated broccoli in the panko until completely coated.

  4. Fry the broccoli until golden brown and crisp, about 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels or a wire rack.

  5. Serve warm with tempura or soy sauce for dipping.

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